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by Joaquin B
Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Smallbore Rifle
Topic: LOCK TIME
Replies: 23
Views: 8152

So far, a lot of yacketty-yak, but nobody has produced an answer.

Sigh... 2 miliseconds. :twisted:
by Joaquin B
Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: Re barrelling a Rem 700 BDL What calibre to pick???
Replies: 18
Views: 9071

Troy,

For C, P & T, 140 grain Spitzer Boat-Tail bullets at ~2600 fps (~36 grains of VARGET powder) work great out of my Tikka Hunter.

For Rams, 162/168 grain HPBT Match or A-Max bullets at ~2650 fps have a 100% knock-down record on rams hit, also with the Tikka.

I hope this helps! 8)
by Joaquin B
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Rimfire Ammunition
Topic: Temperature?
Replies: 11
Views: 5507

Based on experience, the best thing you can do for shooting in cold temperatures is to have some Lapua Biathlon ammo on hand. I think the priming compound, powder and lubricant are designed to operate better at low temperatures. I learned about this after shooting a couple of "frozen finger" matches...
by Joaquin B
Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: HELP MOVING FROM SMALLBORE TO HIGHPOWER
Replies: 13
Views: 6158

Tim, If you already have a .308, by all means, stick with it. 150-155 gr. bullets loaded to ~2600 fps muzzle velocity will work very well for Chickens, Pigs and Turkeys. 168 or 175 grainers loaded to ~2650 fps will work well on rams. My shooting partner uses 190 grainers at 2450 fps for rams without...
by Joaquin B
Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:23 am
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: HELP MOVING FROM SMALLBORE TO HIGHPOWER
Replies: 13
Views: 6158

Tim, I you want to start shooting in STANDARD and would like to keep your investment to a minimum, find a Remington 700 Varmint gun in .308, 7-08 or .260 Remington and replace the factory trigger with a Jewell Light Pull model. If you would like to build one while still keeping the cost somewhat rea...
by Joaquin B
Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: Powder dispenser/scale combo
Replies: 6
Views: 3353

I've used a Lyman PACT 1200 for over 2 years and have been satisfied with it. If you go with either, make sure you put it through the recommended 24 hour "burn-in" period to satbilize the electronics.
by Joaquin B
Tue Feb 06, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Smallbore Rifle
Topic: Which way should the animals be facing (left or right) ?
Replies: 19
Views: 5577

It used to be simple, they could all be facing lef or right, until.... A certain unnamed competitor having nothing positive to do, filed a formal complaint and requested a rule change during the 2003 Nationals in Ridgway. This person said that the riser bumps and the "NRA approved" letters left on t...
by Joaquin B
Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: 2 Stage Trigger Question...
Replies: 11
Views: 5091

You can save yourself some BIG bucks and buy a Jewell trigger for around $225.00. These are reliable "drop-in" triggers, used by many silhouette shooters. You can order them with a bolt stop and safety as accessories. I use them in my M-700 and 40X silhouette rifles, and on my Winchester M 70 "two-l...
by Joaquin B
Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: Getting sighted without a spotter
Replies: 4
Views: 3301

Carl, Start by sighting-in at 25 or 50 yards or meters, using a small dot on a white paper. At these distances, any deviation from your point of aim will be minimized. Also, once you are horizontally zeroed-in at this short distance, you will be at true zero, since there will be minimal cross-wind e...
by Joaquin B
Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:07 am
Forum: Smallbore Rifle
Topic: Anschutz Springs??
Replies: 11
Views: 4446

Jetmugg, Nice to have a fellow Metallurgical Engineer on board! In terms of practical application, the design of striker springs is governed by the impact force required (striker mass x impact velocity). Given the dimensional I. D. and O.D. constraints of the spring, required "weight" is determined ...
by Joaquin B
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: Loading suggestions?
Replies: 6
Views: 3545

Carl: I stick with 140 gr. bullets propelled by 36 grains of Varget, give or take two tenths of a grain. Precision is good all the way to the turkeys. For rams, I developed a load using Sierra 168 gr HPBT's , starting with the maximum load listed in the Sierra manual with Varget. Muzzle velocity is ...
by Joaquin B
Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Smallbore Rifle
Topic: NRA Nationals Locations?
Replies: 8
Views: 2611

The nationals are scheduled in a manner to accommodate the summer schedules of the overwhelming majority of competitors. Individuals are always free to attend or not. Last time I checked, the earth revolves around the sun, not the other way around.
by Joaquin B
Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: Rimfire Ammunition
Topic: Ok! I am a fan!, but need some help.
Replies: 8
Views: 4704

Hey Pinche,

What part of the pinche country are you in?

If you are in pinche Kalifornia and would like to locate cheap ammo for use in Cowboy silhouette, look no further than the pinche Walmart and get your hands on some Winchester Dynapoints. Cheap and fairly accurate.
by Joaquin B
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:06 pm
Forum: High Power Rifle
Topic: What's B&W and hates me?
Replies: 12
Views: 5671

You were insulted because you used a 107 grain SMK on a ram... what did you expect?

Pay the rams their due respect and use a 139 - 142 grain bullet at the proper velocity and the rams will become a lot less disrespecful. :wink: